Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics


Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Canoeing competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 11 to August 23 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing.

Peter Hochschorner and Pavol Hochschorner from Slovakia became the first slalom canoeists to win three Olympic gold medals.

Slalom events

Four sets of medals were awarded in the following events:
*K-1 Men
*C-1 Men
*C-2 Men
*K-1 Women

The course is generally considered to be very tough, even by Olympic standards [ [http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/02/2322299.htm?site=olympics/2008 ABC News: Canoeists and kayakers looking to avoid the hits] ]

Flatwater events

Twelve sets of medals were awarded in the following events:
*K-1 500m Men
*K-1 1000m Men
*K-2 500m Men
*K-2 1000m Men
*K-4 1000m Men
*C-1 500m Men
*C-1 1000m Men
*C-2 500m Men
*C-2 1000m Men
*K-1 500m Women
*K-2 500m Women
*K-4 500m Women

Qualification

Medal summary

Flatwater

;Men

Medal table

References

* [http://www.canoeicf.com/ International Canoe Federation]
* [http://www.canoeicf.com/default.asp?MenuID=Olympic%5FGames%2F1225%2F0%2CBeijing%5F2008%2F1226%2F1924%2CCanoe%2DKayak%5FOlympic%5FQualification%5FSystem%2F1230%2F0 2008 Olympic Qualification System]
* [http://www.canoeicf.com/default.asp?Page=2125&MenuID=Olympic%5FGames%2F1225%2F0%2CBeijing%5F2008%2F1226%2F1924%2COlympic%5FQualification%2F1455%2F0%2COlympic%5FQualification%5FSituation%2F1456%2F0%2CFlatwater%5FRacing%2F1457%2F0 Flatwater Racing Quotas Situation after Global Qualification Competition]
* [http://www.canoeicf.com/site/canoeint/if/downloads/publications/Slalom%20Quotas%20Situation%20after%20Global%20Qualification%20Competition%2028Sep07%20complete.pdf?MenuID=Olympic%5FGames%2F1225%2F0%2CBeijing%5F2008%2F1226%2F1924%2COlympic%5FQualification%2F1455%2F0%2COlympic%5FQualification%5FSituation%2F1456%2F0%2CSlalom%5FRacing%2F1458%2F0 Slalom Racing Quotas Situation after Global Qualification Competition]


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